Jerry Arhelger - Waves To Shore

Published Wednesday 16th April 2008
Jerry Arhelger - Waves To Shore
Jerry Arhelger - Waves To Shore

STYLE: Country
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 45357-13910
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Frequent touring down the years has meant that Jerry is a popular figure in Britain's country music clubs and now, after a lengthy battle with cancer, the American singer makes a welcome return. Jerry has a distinctive pathos-filled delivery that won't be to everyone's tastes but on both melancholic gospel ballads and chunky Southern rockers is highly effective in its own way. The songs here are a mixed bunch and I am not sure that the medley of "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying/Ferry Cross The Mersey" will appeal to country purists but his own compositions, particularly the moving title track and "Time In A Bottle", are excellent. Production by Britain's Dave Clemo is a bit rough and ready and sometimes is little more than demo quality but despite its deficiencies Jerry's passion and faith still shine through.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.